Tools | Measurement | Manufacturing | Spectroradiometer | Dec 31, 2019

Instrument System's New Spectroradiometer Speeds up LED Production

Instrument System's New Spectroradiometer Speeds up LED Production Product life cycles are getting shorter all the time. The corresponding increase in the number of product variants presents manufacturing companies with new challenges. Production lines need to be faster and more complex, yet also more user-friendly. Instrument Systems – a well-known manufacturer of light measurement technology – works closely with its customers in the field of LED production to develop modular and flexible components for quality inspection in mass production environments. For the new spectroradiometer CAS 125, Instrument Systems has therefore focused on production-related applications for LEDs in the spectral range between 200 and 1100 nm. Instrument Systems will be presenting its new measurement device at booth 8.0 F60 of next year's Light + Building trade show, which will be held in Frankfurt from 8 to 13 March, 2020. Read more »

Tools | Measurement | PowerAnalyzer | Engineering | Manufacturing | Research | Oct 30, 2019

Vitrek's New Ultra High Accuracy Power Analyzer Sets New Standard for Price/Performance

Vitrek's New Ultra High Accuracy Power Analyzer Sets New Standard for Price/Performance Vitrek, the leader in high-voltage test and measurement equipment, introduces the PA920 Series Ultra High Accuracy Power Analyzer. The PA920 sets the new standard for accuracy (0.024% of reading) in the graphical power analyzer market. It integrates an ultra-high accuracy, wideband waveform digitizer with advanced computational capability, a large high-resolution display and a full-color touchscreen user interface. Read more »

Tools | Measurement | Spectroradiometer | Human Centric Lighting | Horticulture | Oct 22, 2019

nanoLambda XL-500 - Tiny Spectroradiometer to Find Optimum Spectrum for Plants and Humans

nanoLambda XL-500 - Tiny Spectroradiometer to Find Optimum Spectrum for Plants and Humans nanoLambda, No.1 spectral sensor company, announced XL-500, a tiny BLE spectroradiometer with free Android and iOS apps, designed for lighting researches and industrial uses in plant, animal and human centric lighting fields. Read more »

Tools | Measurement | Spectroradiometer | Power Meter | Oct 14, 2019

High Precision Wavelength and Power Measurement; Sub-Nanometer Resolution and Accuracy

High Precision Wavelength and Power Measurement; Sub-Nanometer Resolution and Accuracy Gamma Scientific announces the release of the Wavemon™ wavelength and power meter. The unit delivers accurate, real-time wavelength data combined with power measurement at a fraction of the cost of traditional spectrometers. Using proprietary optical filtering techniques and onboard calibration data, the Wavemon is able to resolve wavelength with accuracies to +/- 0.25 nm and +/- 0.01 nm repeatability and irradiance absolute accuracy of +/- 1%. Read more »

Tools | Measurement | Imaging Spectrometer | Oct 10, 2019

ULTRIS Q20 - The New Hyperspectral Video Camera with Ecellent Data Quality, Flexibility and Speed

ULTRIS Q20 - The New Hyperspectral Video Camera with Ecellent Data Quality, Flexibility and Speed Cubert's new ULTRIS camera was developed based on the light field technology. The camera features an Ultra-HD CMOS sensor with 20 MP, which makes ULTRIS the imaging spectrometer with the world-wide highest resolution. During image acquisition the object is recorded with a multitude of images, each with its own optical bandpass filter with different center wavelength. Read more »

Tools | Measurement | Spectral Light Meters | Flicker | Ecodesign Directive | Oct 08, 2019

BTS256-EF Measures New Flicker Metrics for Compliance with Ecodesign Directive

BTS256-EF Measures New Flicker Metrics for Compliance with Ecodesign Directive The European Commission´s proposed regulation of lighting under the Ecodesign Directive will establish mandatory product performance and quality requirements on all lighting products. This new EU directive will include strict requirements for flicker and stroboscopic effect, collectively referred to as temporal light artefacts (TLA). Simple measures such as flicker index and modulation depth will not be adequate as they do not distinguish the possible TLA effects and do not account for the effect of frequency-dependent sensitivity or the wave shape of light output. The BTS256-EF spectral light and flicker meter measures the specific metrics required by the regulation, PstLM and SVM. Read more »

Tools | Measurement | Spectroradiometer | UV Measurement | Special Applications | Sep 17, 2019

New Stray Light Correction Method Enables UV Hazard Measurements with Array Spectroradiometer

New Stray Light Correction Method Enables UV Hazard Measurements with Array Spectroradiometer A new stray light correction method implemented in the BTS2048 UV array spectroradiometer now enables applications previously only possible with double monochromator systems. This novel method was presented at the CIE's 29th quadrennial session. It combines Out-of-Range and In-Band stray light correction techniques, thereby greatly increasing the dynamic range of accurate UV measurements. Read more »

Tools | Measurement | Luxmeters | Automotive | Special Applications | Sep 06, 2019

New Photometric Detector for Very Low Illuminance Measurements

New Photometric Detector for Very Low Illuminance Measurements To meet the demands of the increasing number of very low light level applications, Gigahertz-Optik has introduced the VL-3707 precision photometric detector capable of accurate measurements down to less than 100 μlux. Read more »

Tools | Measurement | Spectral Light Meters | Aug 09, 2019

Gigahertz-Optik Updates MSC15 with Built-In Memory and Advanced Settings

Gigahertz-Optik Updates MSC15 with Built-In Memory and Advanced Settings As part of a product update, the range of functions of the compact MSC15 spectral light meter has been extended. The device is particularly suited to the measurement of LED based lighting in terms of illuminance, spectrum, color, CRI, PAR and human centric lighting metrics. Read more »

Tools | Engineering | Software | Smart Lighting & IoT | API | Aug 07, 2019

Xicato Releases Open Source Software for Future of Smart Buildings

Xicato Releases Open Source Software for Future of Smart Buildings Xicato, the leading provider of highest quality light sources and smart building wireless controls, announced the official release of its XIG API (Xicato Intelligent Gateway application programming interface) to the software developer and system integration community under the standard MIT Free Open Source Software (FOSS) license. The XIG API enables configuration, control, monitoring, data reporting and data analytics of large networks of Bluetooth Mesh nodes installations that integrate lighting, sensors, switches, and audio-visual effects in any type of commercial or residential smart space. Read more »

Manufacturing | Materials | Processes | PCBs | Electromechanics | Jun 24, 2019

Plasma Metallisation: Lumitronix Utilises Paper and PET as Printed Circuit Board

Plasma Metallisation: Lumitronix Utilises Paper and PET as Printed Circuit Board In cooperation with its technology partners, the Swabian LED company Lumitronix succeeded in equipping plasma-metallised flexible printed circuit boards with electronic components. This is based on the one-of-a-kind process of plasma metallisation. The novel technology from the field of medical engineering turns a plurality of materials into electrically conducting and solderable printed circuit boards that were not suitable for an assembly with electronic components up to this point in time. Read more »

Tools | Engineering | Software | Simulation Tools | Mar 12, 2019

Lighting Analysts Releases Luxiflux–Zonal - Web-Based Interior Lighting Estimator Tool

Lighting Analysts Releases Luxiflux–Zonal - Web-Based Interior Lighting Estimator Tool Lighting Analysts, a global leader in illumination engineering software, is pleased to announce the release of our latest web-based software, Luxiflux–Zonal, the anticipated new responsive design, interior lighting estimator tool for product manufacturer's websites. This software utilizes server-side, AWS-hosted architecture opening the door for additional new web-based software development. The ground-up responsive design provides an excellent user experience for mobile users (iOS and Android) as well as traditional desktop. Read more »

Tools | Database | Engineering | UV-LEDs | Mar 06, 2019

Kopp Glass Releases UV LED Product Database

Kopp Glass Releases UV LED Product Database Kopp Glass announces the release of a UV LED Product Database that enables users to easily evaluate and select the optimal UV LED for specific applications. With hundreds of UV LED's available, researching and comparing the various options is a tedious, time-consuming process. This database streamlines the selection process. The comprehensive resource contains over 700 UV LEDs from 29 different manufacturers—including products from industry leaders such as Seoul Viosys, LG Innotek and Rayvio. Read more »

Materials | Manufacturing | Encapsulants | Silicones | Harsh Enviroment | Feb 15, 2019

Dow's New, Cost-Efficient DOWSIL™ EI-2888 Primerless Silicone Encapsulant Protects LEDs in Harsh Environments

Dow's New, Cost-Efficient DOWSIL™ EI-2888 Primerless Silicone Encapsulant Protects LEDs in Harsh Environments Dow, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, today unveiled DOWSIL™ EI-2888 Primerless Silicone Encapsulant, an optically-clear silicone for professional LED lighting that cures at room temperature. This advanced silicone technology provides superb optical performance without compromise and offers unique rheological properties for use with light fixtures in a variety of shapes and forms. Designed for explosion proof and high ingress protection rated luminaries, DOWSIL™ EI-2888 Primerless Silicone Encapsulant is also cost-effective to buy and use as its patented composition does not contain platinum– unlike other silicone solutions currently available on the market. Read more »

Tools | Manufacturing | Test Equipment | Inspection | Jan 25, 2019

Improve Quality Control with Tagarno's Apps for Your Digital Microscope

Improve Quality Control with Tagarno's Apps for Your Digital Microscope Finding the right equipment for quality control can be time consuming. That’s why it is important to find long lasting and agile equipment. One solution is a digital microscope with qu Read more »

FEATURED

Nichia Showcases LEDs with 'Light so Good'

Nichia Showcases LEDs with 'Light so Good' At Light + Building 2020 held in Frankfurt, Nichia – the leader in high-performance LED solutions – reveals it will present at least three complementary technologies to improve the delivery of light quality under an over-arching banner of 'Light so Good'. Read more »

EDITORIAL

Future Lighting Solutions Launches Offline Lighting System Selector Mobile App for iOS and Android

Future Lighting Solutions Launches Offline Lighting System Selector Mobile App for iOS and Android Montreal, Canada (mynewsdesk) January 21, 2020 - Future Lighting Solutions (FLS), a leading provider of solid-state lighting, engineering expertise and design tools, is proud to announce the launch of their new offline Lighting System Selector for iOS and Android devices. Read more »

EDITORIAL

Researchers from Hokkaido University Let Europium Shine Brighter

Researchers from Hokkaido University Let Europium Shine Brighter A stacked nanocarbon antenna makes a rare earth element shine 5 times more brightly than previous designs, with applications in molecular light-emitting devices. - The europium Eu(III) complex with nanocarbon antenna emitting fine red light. Read more »

EDITORIAL

Zhaga Summit – September 23rd in Bregenz

Zhaga Summit – September 23rd in Bregenz Luger Research and Zhaga are proud to announce that the 2020 LpS/TiL conference will host a Zhaga Summit. This one-day event will provide application-driven introductions to the latest Zhaga standards, review their market reception, and solicit inputs from the specifier community through workshops. Read more »

EDITORIAL

Research Confirms that Light Pollution Can Suppress Melatonin Production in Humans and Animals

Research Confirms that Light Pollution Can Suppress Melatonin Production in Humans and Animals Melatonin sets the internal clock. Researchers from IGB in an international team have analyzed data on the impact of light pollution on melatonin formation in humans and vertebrates. They found that even the low light intensities of urban skyglow can suppress melatonin production. Melatonin ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

CIE Announces Availability of New Documentation: Test Method for OLED Luminaires and OLED Light Sources

CIE Announces Availability of New Documentation: Test Method for OLED Luminaires and OLED Light Sources The new CIE International Standard S 025-SP1/E:2019 is a supplement to CIE S 025:2015 Test Method for LED Lamps, LED Luminaires and LED Modules specifies the requirements for measurement of electrical, photometric, and colorimetric quantities of OLED luminaires and OLED light sources. These sources ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

Care, Caution & Awareness Are Needed When Using LED Lights

Care, Caution & Awareness Are Needed When Using LED Lights Kyra Xavia is a researcher, educator and investigative journalist based in New Zealand. Her roles as general secretary of the Light and Lighting Research Consortium (LLRC), delegate for the International Dark Sky Association (IDA), New Zealand Ambassador for Women in Lighting 2019, and co-leader of ... Read more »